Weekly Media Economic Digest 08th-14th April 2016

published 14 Apr 2016

Kiir orders Central Bank to restructure exchange rate; Pound strengthens against dollar; Fashoda traders report scarcity of essential goods at market; SSP gains; commodity prices fall; Authorities demolish market; Central Bank saves the SSP by reversing devaluation; South Sudan introduces new currency denominations; Fuel shortage disrupts businesses; Farmers worry as seeds price shot up; Customers unhappy after MTN goes off-air in Awerial County; USAID joins Nespresso and Techno Serve in supporting South Sudan’s coffee farmers; Why Rumbek traders closed shops; 'There's no work, no money': oil-rich but desperately poor South Sudan shuts up shop; Shops run out of Vivacell mobile scratch cards; Construction firm to encourage foreign investors; South Sudan targeting COMESA; Kiir reportedly endorse EAC admission; Government Approves SSP 226M to Buy 12,600 Metric Tons of Sorghum from Renk; Peace partners ask IMF to assess economy; South Sudan delegation leaves for IMF, World Bank spring meeting; 'Jubek State' employees go nearly three months without salary; Abyei agriculture ministry launches use of 15 tractors; Revenue Authority directs payment of taxes to Kush Bank in Bor.

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